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Is it possible that my laptop shut down because my mobile is too close?

If I put my phone on my notebook's left corner, it shuts down. Can anybody give me reliable explanation as to why this is happening??
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Send SMS through the Internet? [closed]

I have a prepaid plan on my phone, so it costs money each time I send or receive a SMS. Is there a way for me to send and receive SMS through the Internet rather than through my mobile carrier? There ...
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Can an iPad WiFi get location information from a mobile hotspot?

I'm about to get an iPad and I have to decide about WiFi only or to pay extra for 3G/4G capability. Basically, I plan to use it almost always while sitting still (home, hotel, cafe, etc.), but when ...
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Charging Mobile through Laptop? Any Ill effects?

Is it safe to charge a mobile through a laptop? Are there any ill effects? Can it cause any kind of harm to the laptop and/or mobile? On what factors does it depends?
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Searching on the go for bluetooth devices and have access on them

I am thinking of a situation that i have a smartphone in my hands and use bluetooth to search nearby devices(all sorts of)... Is there a approach to get into a device either from a bluetooth way or ...
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Access a local web server from a mobile phone?

I am developing a website and I'd like to look at it from my mobile phone (which is right next to the dev computer, on the same LAN). The development is on a dev computer with XAMPP. The local domain ...
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How to transmit a fax via sound output from a computer?

I'm using Windows 7 on a Laptop, but I have not any modem hardware embedded on it... I know that faxes are normally transmitted (received and sent) via AT commands through a serial port to a modem ...
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Is it possible to use internet on ubuntu through a mobile connected to wifi?

I have Ubuntu 10.10 on a laptop which does not have WiFi, due to which I cannot connect to wireless network through my laptop. I was wondering if I could connect my phone (Nokia X6) to the laptop via ...
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Remote Email Access?

I have remote email access from an iPhone or my Android phone, but I cannot setup a Windows Email Client to check my email using the exact same information I provided in my phones. The email system ...
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inconsistent USB connection between mobile and computer - lack of power or faulty hub?

I am using a four port cheap USB hub, plugged into a GoFlex Home on one side, with a Micromax Q5 mobile on the other. The only other device plugged into the hub is a flash drive, which functions ...
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Why do mobile map services (e.g. Google Maps) require turning WiFi or 3G on?

I don't understand why do mobile map services require turning WiFi or 3G on to show my current place. Most of mobiles have GPS and I turned it on. But they still require WiFi. Is there someone to ...
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Cannot connect to an ad hoc wireless connection setup on Windows 7

I have already gone through a bunch of questions here on superuser regarding ad hoc connectivity, but couldn't find one that covered my situation. The Setup I have a Windows 7 laptop that we want to ...
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Laptop/Battery: Should I remove the pack with mains/AC on?

Does a fully-charged battery supply power to a laptop/notebook if the mains is connected? Does it behave like a mobile-phone (which needs a battery)? Will the battery-life be improved if it is used ...
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How to open .vnt file in a Windows Computer

.vnt is the file format used for memos/notes in various bada/android/windows phones. Having created the file in Mobile and transfered to computer via Bluetooth, I am not able to open it. It opens in ...
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Disable prompt to convert videos copied to media device

I have a Samsung Galaxy S II, which when connected to my Windows 7 computer acts as a "Portable Media Player" Whenever I try to copy a video onto the device, it prompts if I want to convert it, ...
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How to mount cell phone by USB as SCSI block device?

A Motorola RIZR Z3 is connected by USB to my desktop machine running XUbuntu (or Ubuntu with xfce tacked on later) with the goal of viewing the phone's file system, copy images back and forth, etc. ...
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Should I overcharge mobile phone before first using? [closed]

When I first buy a mobile phone or phone battery I used to know i should charge it about 8-10 hrs switched off the phone. But i don't know if its actually necessary to overcharge a battery for its ...
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Samsung “Kies via Wifi” doesn't work, stuck on “Loading…”

When I connect my Galaxy S2 to my laptop using "Kies via Wifi" it doesn't work. On my phone it tells me it is connected, and on the laptop I can see the device "GT-I9100" under connected devices, but ...
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How do I connect my mobile phone to the internet via linux over bluetooth? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Connecting to internet via phone on Linux I use Linux, and have a Samsung A767 Propel and would like to see if I can access the internet from my phone through the ...
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Access Point on PC not fully accessible from Mobile

I have set up WLAN Access Point on two different machines, one running Windows XP and another running Windows 7. The two were accessible from one another and I could browse Internet over Wifi, using ...
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Can I have a QR code that will create a contact on the device? [closed]

Is it possible to create a QR code, that when scanned, will create a contact on the device? I tried NeoReader - it only scans the data (string value) I can print my Blackberry data, and that will ...
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Receiving and processing SMS messages through a script?

I am attempting to setup a system to receive and process SMS messages automatically. The system is intended for use in a context (an unfunded migrant workers' union in India) where both finances and ...
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Can a wireless mouse dongle be used to connect to a cell phone?

My laptop (Compaq Presario V3000) does not have bluetooth. Few months back I bought a bluetooth dongle to connect to my cell phone. One fine day the bluetooth dongle got damaged. Now I also have this ...
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How can I use my cell phone to establish a dial-up networking connection?

I am using Windows 7 and have a BlackBerry with T-Mobile (U.S.). I have paired the phone with my computer over Bluetooth, which automatically creates a serial port for it. I am able to open the port ...
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Browse Nokia 2700 Classic SMS messages on Mac

The SMS Inbox on my Nokia 2700 Classic is overflowing! (>3000). I would like to be able to browse them and quickly select which messages to delete. Is there a way to do this on a Mac?
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SIM Card emulator devices and applications to do everything a cell phone can

I'm just a bit curious to know ( and would love to try ) if it's possible to use computer as a cell phone. To achieve this, one would probably need a way to interact with a SIM card. And perhaps a ...
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Older Sony Ericcson phones: backup and Internet access

Please help me get this straight. For I'm very confused with the Sony Ericcson web site and support service. Would like a definite yes or no from a knowing person. It has been possible to use Sony ...
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Program to synchronize folders between my PC and mobile by bluetooth

Does anyone know any program to synchronize the files of a certain folder of my laptop with a certain folder in my android movile by bluetooth? I would like my bluetooth mobile phone automatically ...
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Google calendar sync & time zones

I use google sync to sync outlook 2003 and my google calendar and google's mail for exchange service to sync google calendar with my mobile phone. If I travel to another time zone, my phone will ...
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Use PC internet on mobile phone via bluetooth

I want to use my Windows 7 PC's dial up internet with my cell phone (Nokia N73) via Blutooth connection. Can I do that with some program?
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Using a cell phone as a PC remote control [closed]

I have a sony ericsson phone that can control any PC using bluetooth, as long as it has permission to do so, of course. It doesn't require any server software of any kind, it just works out of the ...
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Why it is hard to read QR code displayed on CRT screen?

I created some QR code just for fun, then tried to read them with my phone. When I display them on laptops, my phone read them just fine. But when I tried to read the exact same codes displayed on CRT ...
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Is it possible to charge your cell-phone using a computer? [closed]

My cell phone remains plugged (almost all day). Is it possible to charge my cell phone by plugging it into my USB port via a data cable ? My Model: Nokia 2690
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Running Mobile Phone Tools on Ubuntu

I'm trying to run mobile phone tools on Ubuntu 10.04. I'm doing this so that I can transfer files between my desktop and phone via data cable. The software installs OK, but when I try to run it using ...
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How can I use my mobile phone as a password provider?

As most people here, I have a couple of accounts out there (over 300 last time I looked). I consolidated a few with OpenID but not every site supports them. I also use password managers and safes but ...
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A way to call someone from PC via a cellphone

Is there a way to use a cell phone as a modem and then use a phone software like Classic PhoneTools to call another (cell) phone?
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Best way/format to convert a PDF to be able to read on android?

I have a pdf ebook, a Technical book that conatins a lot of code. Reading it as pdf is slow plus reflowing text in the pdf reader removes all the formatting. I tried converting it to epub using ...
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Sending AT or like commands to modern day cellphones

I remember a friend showing me how to connect his Nokia 3110 to the serial port of his computer and making calls and sending SMS from the computer through the phone. Do the modern day phones ( not ...
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Notify my computer when mobile phone rings

I'm looking for a software that can be installed on my computer and notifies me when my cell phone rings. I often listen to loud music with headphones and cannot hear when someone calls me. Update ...
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Is it possible to sync Android or Windows 7 Phone directly with local Exchange?

As I understand anything I've read about Windows 7 phone it is possible to sync with an Exchange server, but it will sync to your Windows Live Account. That is something I definitely don't want since ...
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PC sync software for android 2.2 phone (samsung I5801) using bluetooth

Is there any free or opensource software for synchronizing (sending/creating sms, creating/editing calender events, add/edit contacts etc.etc.) your android phone with windows xp (sp 2 or later) using ...
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Connect cell phone to Linux

when connecting a (an older) cell phone to a Linux computer, do I need software for each phone, or do they use a standard protocol? I have an LG KP100, which is a cheap, old LG cell phone, and it ...
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Why do cell phones disturb my speaker?

Sometimes when I receive a incoming call on my cell-phone which is kept very near to my speakers , it disturbs the speaker sound . why does this happen , isn't it safe to keep mobiles near my speakers ...
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Why a bluetooth headset for mobile phones doesn't work on a PC?

Why a bluetooth headset like this one, which works well on a cell phone, doesn't work on a computer? I can pair the headset with my laptop with no problems. And it's even recognized as an audio ...
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How to see which device uses which kernel module?

I have a Samsung phone GT-B3210. For some time I was unable to find working Windows drivers for it. I eventually gave up looking. Then one time I was charging phone over its USB port and booted Ubuntu ...
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How to disable bluetooth auto-connect with my phone?

My PC connects a paired smartphone whenever I reboot PC, and registers itself as headset. And that sucks, because connection drains phone's battery and I don't want to use my PC as headset. Any way to ...
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How do I use an AIM/Windows Live/Yahoo! account to chat with Google Talk users?

I just got a new phone with IM capability. I'm too cheap to pay for a data plan, but I do have unlimited texts/IM. However, all my friends use Google Talk, and this phone only supports AIM/Windows ...
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Can I connect my laptop to internet through mobile phone using USB cable?

I want to connect my laptop to internet using my mobile phone. unfortunately the laptop I have now has no bluetooth. And mobile phone has no wifi... Can I use the phone as modem through USB cable ...
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Anyone seen software to use your mobile (WinMo / Android) as a separate screen for your laptop?

This is a USB monitor for a laptop: http://www.lilliputweb.net/index.php?Controller=User_Product&action=ShowProduct&product_id=83 I was wondering if anyone has seen some software that would ...
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Can a computer act as a cellphone?

Can a home computer, obviously with some sort of antenna, be used as a cellphone? If I understand right, a SIM card is just a sort of memory card that holds information about the user/operator; ...